About Us

The Church of St Helen’s is one of two churches in the parish of Weston with Denton in the Wharfe Valley, North Yorkshire. It is one of the six Washburn Valley and Mid-Wharfe Benefice Anglican churches. St Helen's dates back to at least the 14th Century and was originally a Chapel of Ease in the then extensive Parish of Otley. Thomas Fairfax, the creator of the New Model Army, was born and baptised at Denton. The new Church was opened in 1776 to the design of John Carr as part of his plans for Denton Hall and includes an east window created by two of the finest York glass painters Henry Gyles and William Peckitt. St Helen’s is Grade 2 listed and though not consecrated it is licensed for public worship. .